Ductless AC Ratings part 11: Reviews of the Comfort-Aire, Comfortmaker, & Comfortstar brands



This brand is from Heat Controller Inc which is a part of MARS and the units are sold by dealers in the USA. 

The D series units are basic models with three stage air filtration for improved indoor air quality and a 15 SEER efficiency. Their random swing function simulates a gentle breeze by constantly adjusting the louvers on the indoor unit. They are available in cooling only or heat pump models but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The VMH series units are premium heat pumps with inverter drive compressors and a 23 SEER efficiency as well as a temperature sensing remote control. The InverterFlex systems can serve up to four different zones in the home and have a self-cleaning feature to prevent mold growth on the indoor coil.

Comfort-Aire D Series


This brand is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is owned by UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. 

The PERFORMANCE SERIES units are basic 16 seer models available as cool only or heat pump models. They have auto swing louvers for improved air circulation throughout the room but only offer conventional compressor technology.

The SOFTSOUND DELUXE A SERIES offers premium units with efficiencies of 30 SEER while the SOFTSOUND DELUXE B units are multi-split units with the ability to serve nine indoor units. They are Wi-Fi enabled and backed by a very good guarantee. The brand is available in the USA and Canada through factory authorized dealers.


The ALEGRIA SERIES offers units with inverter compressors and multi-zone units. They have efficiencies of up to 20.5 SEER and are available as cooling only as well as heat pump models. The units have refrigerant leak detection technology as well as a temperature sensing remote control. The FlEX-Mount units are heat pumps for multi-zone applications and feature low ambient heating ability all the way down to an outdoor temperature of -13F. 

Comfortstar Allegria Series

They also offer an optional high wall indoor unit that is Wi-Fi enabled  so it can be controlled from anywhere through your smartphone. The brand is available internationally but their website is not much help.

Other Ductless AC Brand Ratings

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